Policy Intern

LOCATION: Denver Metro Area

SCHEDULE: 10-20 hours per week - credits available

REPORTS TO: State Policy Director

Organizational Background
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) is a North American nonprofit organization with chapters throughout Canada and the United States. BHA seeks to ensure North America’s outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.

Now, more than ever before, we need wild lands: places to rekindle the fire at the heart of the human soul. BHA is a nonpartisan group of sportsmen and women who are standing up for these places and for the outdoor opportunities they represent. We are the nation’s leading sportsmen’s conservation organization dedicated to our public lands legacy and the waters, wildlife, and traditions they sustain.

Position Summary
This position will work to mobilize volunteers, business and BHA partners to show widespread support for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife. They will work closely with BHA staff on a variety of media, event and internal projects which support BHA’s work to: conserve fish and wildlife habitat, enhance public access and opportunity and defend fair chase sporting traditions. The ideal candidate should be able to work with little supervision and be flexible and organized in a fast-paced work environment. This position requires the ability to exercise good judgment, make responsible decisions, analyze problems, evaluate strategies, accurately document activities, prepare timely and complete reports, adhere to standards of confidentiality, and communicate effectively. They will adhere to BHA’s mission and philosophy.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide staff support on internal and external communications for work on BHA’s policy priorities.
  • Help with organization and promotion of events.
  • Build prospect and supporter list for members, businesses and partners.
  • Assist chapter coordinators with public land campaign projects, as assigned by state policy director.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must be a hunter and/or angler.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi task and prioritize work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Takes leadership & initiative
  • Self-motivated and with the initiative and ability to work independently
  • Very effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Capability to sit at a desk for extended periods working on computer. Lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Frisbie@backcountryhunters.org with the email subject line “Policy Intern.” This position is open until filled. BHA is an equal opportunity employer.